All in the Family

The New York Times had a lot invested in Haditha. Gateway Pundit reviews the Times’ coverage of the sad story, culminating in the paper’s mourning for an atrocity lost:

Last year, when accounts of the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha by a group of marines came to light, it seemed that the Iraq war had produced its defining atrocity, just as the conflict in Vietnam had spawned the My Lai massacre a generation ago.

That sentence led the paper’s coverage of the collapse of the Haditha prosecutions:

[O]n Thursday, a senior military investigator recommended dropping murder charges against the ranking enlisted marine accused in the 2005 killings, just as he had done earlier in the cases of two other marines charged in the case. The recommendation may well have ended prosecutors

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